This book is likely to be hanging around gathering dust in your public library. If so, go check it out, and on the way home pick up some popcorn – because after reading through the history, perspective, and interviews with these film composers, you’re going to be doing a lot of screening of classic films. The book starts with Aaron Copland and Miklos Rozsa, and goes from there up to Jerry Goldsmith and Fielding, hitting Henry Mancini and Bernard Herrmann along the way. Absolutely essential reading for getting some historical perspective.